Today, actually, yesterday since it is after midnight, I had my 3rd IV infusion of Orencia, the new medicine!
The loading doses are now complete and I will now go only once a month to NYC to get the IV infusion.
Here is the really good news......
IT IS STARTING TO WORK! YAY!
I am having less inflammation and pain in my joints. It isn't exactly where I want it to be yet, but it should get better in the next 48 hours, and then after next months IV, even BETTER!
I am so ecstatic that the medicine works for me and that I am finally getting some relief! I am going to be able to get back onto the treadmill very soon and back into a more active life again!
The next step will be after another month or two, I will begin to wean off of the prednisone completely! YAY, AGAIN!
That is my health update and things are looking sunny and hopeful!
Now, I am going to bed....